CRHS Senior eNews

Students Leaving Campus/STUDENT CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

We have had an increase in the number of students just leaving campus without checking out at attendance and without providing prior parent permission to leave campus. Here are a few reminders on the procedures that MUST be followed. Not following these procedures will result in an after-school detention.


  • Students are REQUIRED to check in and out of school through the Attendance Office.
  • Students may NOT leave the campus or building at any time or for any reason during the school day without checking out through the Attendance Office.
  • Parent/guardian: Parents/guardians listed on the enrollment card may check their students out. They must come to the front office with their photo ID.
  • Student self-checkout: Students who drive themselves may check out with parent permission. The parent/guardian must send written permission (email or note) for the student to check out and leave campus. Attendance may also call a parent to confirm before allowing the student to leave. This procedure applies to all students, even those who are 18, unless they are self-enrolled.

Student IDs

Students are required to wear their IDs at all times when inside the school building. Failure to have their ID visible will result in a detention. The name and picture on the ID may not be covered with stickers, etc.


If a student forgets their ID, they can report to the nearest AP office to get a temporary ID. Students may receive up to 6 free temporary IDs per six weeks. After 6 temporary IDs, the cost is $1. If a student receives 10 or more temporary IDs, they will receive a detention.


Thank you for complying with the Katy ISD and CRHS rules. Together we can provide a safe learning environment for everyone.

Class Favorites

Voting for Class Favorites will be on February 1 during Period 3.5 in CANVAS.

Macho Man Volleyball


  • Macho Man Volleyball applications will be available in the Senior Office, Room #1211, February 6-9.
  • Coaches meeting on February 8 during Period 3.5 in Room #1211
  • Applications due on February 9 in Room #1211.

Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0

What is TSIA 2.0

The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is a series of placement tests for students enrolling in public colleges and universities in Texas. The tests help Texas schools determine whether you’re ready for college-level courses in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Community colleges DO NOT require SAT or ACT, but if a student has SAT/ACT scores high enough they could be exempt from TSI


Students can exempt TSI with SAT/ACT scores:

ACT – minimum 19 on English; 19 on Math AND 23 total score

SAT- minimum 480 on Reading & Writing; 530 on Math


WHY do you need to take the TSI:

• You are attending a University/College/Community College that is IN the state of Texas

AND

• On the SAT, you made less than a 480 on the English Based Reading & Writing Portion or less than a 530 on the Math portion

• On the ACT, you made less than a Composite score of 23: less than 19 on the English OR less than 19 on the Math portion


Register for TSIA 2.0 on March 1, 2023. Deadline to register is February 7, 2023 at the link below:

https://forms.gle/aQ5fyqwY3CUUqjX28


For questions contact: Mr. Mabry, College & Career Facilitator

LucasLMabry@katyisd.org 281-237-7044

College Financing 101

College-bound high schoolers and their parents are invited to join us for “College Financing 101” on Wednesday, February 8 at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT. This virtual discussion panel will bring together experts to help families navigate their financial aid options, maximize their merit aid awards, and make savvy decisions to lower their tuition bills. To learn more and register for the webinar, click here. A recording of the webinar will be sent to all registrants, so families who cannot attend live should still sign up.


Students who are looking to get a head start on preparing for the SAT or ACT should also check out our free virtual SAT and ACT practice tests. Click here to view our practice test dates and register.

Senior Yearbook Photos

Senior Yearbook Photos will be taken during English classes on February 15.This will be the last day to take your Senior portrait to be in the yearbook. The yearbook will go to print in the following weeks. There will not be a fee to take your photo.

STUDENT FEDERAL AID (FAFSA)

In accordance with Texas Education Code Section 28.0256, seniors graduating in 2022 and thereafter must complete and submit, and show proof of submission, a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) or a Texas application for state financial aid (TAFSA).


Seniors who choose to opt out must complete one of the following options:


  1. The student’s parent or other person standing in parental relation submits a signed form indicating that the parent or other person authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application;
  2. The student signs and submits the TEA opt-out form on the student’s own behalf if the student is 18 years of age or older or the student’s disabilities of minority have been removed for general purposes under Chapter 31 (Removal of Disabilities of Minority), Family Code; or
  3. The school counselor authorizes the student to decline to complete and submit the financial aid application for good cause, as determined by the school counselor.


If you plan on not completing FAFSA/TAFSA, please click on the Opt Out hyperlink below:


TEA Opt-out form: Opt Out Form (English)

TEA Opt-out form: Opt Out Form (Spanish)


Your instructions from our College and Career Facilitator, Mr. Mabry, are that you email him proof that it was completed (LucasLMabry@katyisd.org), using Schoolinks which shows under finances tab then college financing, or via hard copy to him in the Main Campus Counselor’s Office.


This must be completed no later than April 1, 2023.


FAFSA Application: FAFSA Application Information

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Please be sure to notify Ms. Fitzhenry (laurafitzhenry@katyisd.org) in the Main Campus Counselor’s Office of all Academic and Athletic scholarship offers that you receive. Please indicate whether you will accept the scholarship offer (or not). The district tallies the information to show how many students and the total amount of monies being awarded and accepted within Katy ISD. Thank you!!

Many scholarship opportunities have been added to the Scholarship Bulletin on the Counselors’ page of the Cinco Ranch High School website. There are scholarship opportunities for athletes, FFA students, students planning a career in local, state or the federal government and many, many more.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship application is now open. The deadline for this scholarship is January 31, 2023. There are numerous HLSR scholarships available but all seniors in the top ½ of the class should consider submitting the Houston Area scholarship for $20,000!! Please see the quick reference sheets in the attachment below and go to School Art Program (rodeohouston.com) to apply for the scholarships.


Counselor information (including the email address) can be found on the Counselor’s Page of the CRHS website and more information for this scholarship opportunity can be found on the Scholarship Bulletin.

Katy Masonic Lodge

The Katy Masonic Lodge #1439 Scholarship is now open. The deadline for this application is February 28, 2023. There will be 2 - $1,000.00 scholarships awarded. Applications can be picked up in the main campus counselor’s office. Please see the scholarship bulletin for more information about this opportunity.

LD Robinson Scholarship

The L.D. Robinson Scholarship Fund is now open!! The deadline for this application is March 23, 2023. The complete application must be turned into Ms. Fitzhenry in the main campus counselor’s office by 2:45pm on March 24, 2023. No late applications will be accepted. This is a 4-year scholarship awarded to outstanding seniors active in the FFA and Agriculture Science Program. Applications can be found here: http://www.ldrskaty.org/documents/application.pdf

CRHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship

The Cinco Ranch Athletic Booster Club Scholarship is now open! Applications can be picked up in the Main Campus Counselor’s Office. This opportunity is open to graduating seniors whose family is an ACTIVE member of the booster club or a Board member. The student must have a 2.8 GPA or higher and participated in a Varsity level sport during their Senior year. See the Scholarship Bulletin posted on the CRHS Counselor’s page for additional information and all eligibility criteria. The deadline for this scholarship is March 24, 2023, at 3:00pm. Your application packet must be turned into the Main Campus Counselor’s Office. No late applications will be accepted.

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Senior Shirt

SENIORS - VOTE NOW!!!

Vote for your senior shirt design by January 30! Use the Google Doc below!!


https://forms.gle/omyHFsVX3AFPB9f17

Design A

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Design B

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Senior Signs

ORDER NOW!!!

Class of 2023 Seniors! It is time to order a senior sign. You can order one with or without a picture. Here is the link to order!


https://forms.gle/pT6MaPEcuizhDQmY7

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Follow Us!

FB: CRHS Project Grad 2023

Instagram: crhsprojectgrad2023

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Class of 2023 – Spring Calendar

1/30 Deadline to Vote for Project Grad Senior Shirt Design

2/1 Voting for Class Favorites

2/6-2/9 Macho Man Volleyball Player Applications available in Senior Office, Room 1211

2/7 Deadline to Register for TSIA 2.0
2/8 Macho Man Volleyball Coaches meeting in Room 1211 during Period 3.5
2/9 Macho Man Volleyball Applications DUE to Room 1211

2/15 SR Yearbook Photos
2/17 End of 4th Six Weeks
2/20 Student Holiday/Staff Development
2/22 Nominate Prom King & Queen and Class Favorites during Period 3.5 in Canvas
3/4 Vote for Prom King/Queen and Class Favorites in Canvas during Period 3.5
3/7 Macho Man Volleyball Game @ Cinco Ranch v Katy 1:45pm
3/9 Macho Man Volleyball Game Cinco Ranch v @ Seven Lakes 1:45pm
3/13-3/17 Spring Break
3/20-3/23 Powder Puff Football Applications available for Players and Coaches in Senior Office, Room 1211
3/24 Powder Puff Football Applications for Players and Coaches Due to Room 1211
3/30 Powder Puff Coaches Draft (Coaches only) 3:00pm in Room 1202
3/31 Senior Fun Food FRENZY for Prom!

4/1 Deadline to complete FASFA
4/5-4/6 Prom Ticket Sales $75 – Buy Early and clear fines and holds
4/6 End of 5th Six Weeks/ Family Night – No Homework
4/7 Student/Staff Holiday
4/12-4/13 Prom Ticket Sales $80; clear fines and holds
4/19-4/20 Prom Ticket Sales $100; clear fines and holds
4/22 Prom at The Hyatt Houston West 8:00pm-12:00am
5/10 Powder Puff Games @ CRHS Football Turf Field 3:00pm
5/11 Powder Puff Makeup Game (if rained out)
5/15 Senior Chill Out Main Common 8:00am
5/15-5/19 Senior Finals Week
5/22 Graduation at Legacy @ 8:00pm

Clinic Reminder to Seniors!

It’s not too early to check with your medical provider and college of your choice regarding the Meningococcal vaccine needed for college entrance. Texas State Law (SB 1107) established the requirement for students entering any Texas institution of higher education to provide proper documentation showing they have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination within five years and at least 10 calendar days before the beginning of the semester.

Yearbook & Senior Ad Sales

Yearbook and Senior Recognition Ads are on sale now! Buy your yearbook and senior ad at Jostens.com/yearbook23.

Parking

If you got a new car over the winter break, or you now have an official plate on your car instead of paper tags, please go to your appropriate grade level office to update your vehicle information.


If you need to purchase a parking spot, please follow the directions below.


ALL RESERVED SPOTS – 10th, 11th and 12th graders - $75


All parking permits must be purchased online via the Katy ISD Pay N Go link. Once you have completed payment on Pay N Go, click on the CRHS Parking link to enter your parking information and upload your documents. You will not be able to select a parking spot or pick up a parking sticker until both of these items are completed.


Pay N Go Link: Pay N Go


Parking Document Link: CRHS Parking Packet


In order to complete the Google Doc, you will need to have a picture OR a PDF of your driver’s license, your insurance, and the receipt from Pay N Go showing that you have paid. You will not be able to proceed through the document without uploading the required paperwork. All documents will be reviewed, and you will be contacted if there are any issues.


Once you have completed payment and the CRHS Parking Packet Google Doc, please go to your appropriate grade level office AFTER SCHOOL to pick your spot and get your parking sticker. You MAY NOT park on campus until this process is completed.

Graduation Cap & Gown

Every student participating in the Graduation ceremony must have a Cap & Gown ordered from Herff Jones. Please go to the Herff Jones website to place your order. Place your order as soon as possible to avoid delays.

College Application Process

The counselors have prepared two presentations regarding the college application process and paying for college. These videos were played in all Government and Economics classes. Students who took Gov/Eco over the summer or have it at Miller can view them here:


College Application Process: https://youtu.be/Jz8Sv245RVc


Paying For College: https://youtu.be/hzOdY8RSM2Q


They are also posted on the counselor webpage / senior link: https://www.katyisd.org/Page/9424

Applying for College Using Common App

If you are applying to college using Common App, you MUST link your Common App with SchooLinks. If you do not do this step, your counselor WILL NOT HAVE access to submit your documents. Instructions on how to link are here: https://www.katyisd.org/Page/9424; scroll down to “LINK YOUR SCHOOLINKS AND COMMON APP ACCOUNTS”.

Senior Panoramic Picture

Laudermilk Panoramic is still taking orders for the CRHS Senior Panoramic Picture taken on October 6. Prices start at $30.00 for one Panoramic picture or the “23” formation picture. The Senior Set is $50.00 for the Panoramic photo, the “23” formation pose and the funny face pose. Click on the link below to place your order:


https://loudermilkpanoramics.photoreflect.com/store/Photos.aspx?e=11209651


If you have any questions, please call them at 210-849-7413 or email panoramics@me.com.

Cougars Achieving Through Service (CATS)

All CRHS students are encouraged to participate in service activities both on our campus and throughout our community. Seniors who complete the CATS service hours will wear a white honor cord at graduation. Seniors need to have 60 Hour minimum documented community and/or school service to receive a honor cord. Check the Class of 2023 webpage for more information and the CATS packet.

Remind

It is important for both students and parents to sign up for Remind. We will continue to post information in eNews, on the CRHS website and Canvas, but this gets information to you quickly. Information about final exams, graduation and prom will be sent out on Remind.

To get plugged in, please do the following:


Text @2023crhs to 81010